Tag Archive: oregon

Oregon Still Ranked in the Top 3 States for Relocation
For the 5th consecutive year, Oregon ranks in the top 3 most popular states for relocation, finishing second in 2017. Our beautiful state held first place from 2013-2015 before falling to third in 2016. The Mountain and Pacific West regions continue to be a big draw, as Idaho fills the 3rd spot and Washington comes… Read More ›
Creating A Home Inventory
Natural disasters, robberies, and home fires are devastating occurrences. Picking up the pieces of your life after one of these events is never easy; it is crucial to ensure that your belongings are inventoried and documented in order to make the insurance claims process as painless as possible. The following infographic provides several tips and… Read More ›
Selling in Fall
The passing of warmer weather has many homeowners wondering if the time to sell their home has also passed. But, as Rick Brainard explains in our most recent Insiders Article, there are positives to listing your home during fall and winter. “Although there is certainly more real estate activity in spring and summer,” explains Rick,… Read More ›
4 Things You Should Do to Prepare for Fall
Cooler temperatures and rainy weather are already here, but its not too late to get your home and yard ready for the changing season! 1. Stock up on winter supplies This isn’t often a concern for us in the Portland Metro Area, but after last winter we all learned it is better to be over-prepared… Read More ›
Moving to Portland
  If you’re considering a move to Portland, you’ve probably heard how great it is to live in the City of Roses. With a vibrant outdoor culture, a hip food scene and great proximity to beaches and mountains, Portland has become a desirable destination for homeowners. But before loading up your moving truck and hitting… Read More ›
"Old" Reasons to Buy a Home that are Still Valid
If 2015 is the year you’re planning on buying a home there are plenty of reasons that have been around for years that are still relevant and very important to consider when deciding whether being a homeowner is the right move for you. Click here to find out why 2015 is the year to buy!
Why Overpricing Your Home is a Bad Idea
With the sunshine finally peeking out we are seeing more traffic through Open Houses and more Showings. So, why are homes sitting on the market even when there has been considerable amount of buyers through it? One agent, Djanna Morris, from the DC area, answered this question in her recent blog: “Here’s a real estate fact… Read More ›
Home Prices Keep Bubbling Up
Now is the time to buy! With so many homes coming on the market this spring there’s one thing that seems apparent: Home prices are rising! Which means now is also a great time to sell. Click here to find out how much Home Prices have risen since last year
More People Moving to Oregon
Last year Oregon started to see more people move into its lush, green environment than out! With many business incentives, industrial growth and low housing prices the Pacific Northwest has become moving grounds for both young professionals and retirees. Click here for more moving patterns in 2013 across America!
Ready For The Cold? Your Home May Not Be
We’re barely a week into December, but temperatures are already hovering in the teens! Frozen driveways and sidewalks are expected threats of winter, but the ones hiding in your home may be the most costly. Be sure to check out this article posted by KATU to keep your pipes from bursting and recommendations for your… Read More ›
Home Ownership At Lowest Level In Nearly Two Decades
A recent broadcast from NPR discusses the home ownership in the U.S. at its lowest since 1995.  Contrary to what many believed was a “rip-roaring recovery” in the real estate market with low interest rates on mortgages and the new home supply tight, ownership is still low. Follow the link below to listen or read… Read More ›
Below-Asking Homes Sales Suggest Competition Is Easing In Housing Market
According to The Oregonian, more homes in the Portland area are selling below their asking price. This data suggest the bidding wars that had been pushing them higher are slowing. For the third consecutive month, the number of homes sold below list price has increased. Follow the link below for the full article from The… Read More ›